David Sklansky


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Teaneck, The United States
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Sklansky was born and raised in Teaneck, New Jersey, where he graduated from Teaneck High School in 1966.[2] He attended the University of Pennsylvania, but left before graduation. He returned to Teaneck and passed multiple Society of Actuaries exams by the time he was 20, and worked for an actuarial firm.[3]

Sklansky is generally considered[by whom?] a top authority on gambling. He has written many books on poker, blackjack, and general gambling.

Sklansky has won three World Series of Poker bracelets, two in 1982 ($800 Mixed Doubles, and $1000 Draw Hi) and one in 1983 ($1000 Limit Omaha Hi). He also won the Poker By The Book invitational event on the 2004 World Poker Tour, outlasting Phil Hellmuth Jr, Mike Caro, T. J. Cloutier, and Mike Sext
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The Theory of Poker

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Hold'Em Poker for Advanced ...

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No Limit Hold 'em: Theory a...

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Tournament Poker for Advanc...

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Hold'em Poker

3.60 avg rating — 334 ratings — published 1976 — 3 editions
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Seven-Card Stud for Advance...

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Ducy?: Exploits, Advice, an...

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Getting the Best of It

3.93 avg rating — 69 ratings — published 1997 — 2 editions
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Sklansky on Poker

3.83 avg rating — 66 ratings — published 1993 — 4 editions
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Poker, Gaming, and Life

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More books by David Sklansky…
“$31. Meanwhile the One horse on top of the Four horse is paying $82 and the Two horse on top of the Four horse is paying $157, and it is going like this in most of the other combinations involving horse One and horse Two. Then, clearly, horse One is favored over horse Two in the exacta pool. But if horse Two is going off at lower odds in the win pool than horse One, something is out of kilter. You have found a discrepancy and may have a good exacta bet on horse Two (or a good win bet”
David Sklansky, How to Make $100,000 a Year Gambling for a Living



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